TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Klondike,” 5-11:18 p.m., Discovery.
Here’s the over-the-air equivalent of binge viewing – a
three-night mini-series in one burst.
Monday’s opener reruns at 5 p.m., with Tuesday’s chapter at
7; the finale debuts at 9 p.m. and reruns at 11:18. Together, they follow the
swarms of gold-seekers reaching the Yukon frontier in 1897.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Broad City” debut, 10:30 p.m., Comedy
Abbi hates her low-income job; Ilana despises her no-income
job. Ilana savors rock music and impersonal sex; Abbi talks of eating stir-fry
and watching a “Damages” marathon.
This is a fresh portrait of young people (amiably played by
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) getting by in the city. It’s often sexual,
occasionally overwrought, but mostly funny and likable.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE II: “Chicago P.D.,” 10:01 p.m., NBC.
On one level, this delivers solid cop drama. Jason Beghe and
Jon Seda play strong-and-silent types; Elias Koteas is excellent as a shaggy
undercover cop. Tonight, they trace dealers selling “cop-killer” bullets.
On another level. The emphasis on torture and police
brutality is persists and the personal stories are often stiff and clumsy.
Tonight, one of them – a cop’s wife insists on meeting the prostitute who’s his
informant – is particularly lame.
Other choices include:
“American Idol,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. The middle week of “Idol”
auditions settles into a pattern, with two hours on Wednesdays and one on
“The Crazy Ones,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a transplanted rerun, people
are supposed to be scheming plans for a breakfast burrito. Instead, they start
probing personal lives.
“The Middle,” 8 p.m., ABC. With the bus drivers on strike,
parents are supposed to car-pool. The frazzled Frankie may endanger kids’
chances to attend the “no tardy party.”
“Suburgatory,” 8:30, ABC. Jealousies flair. Tessa dislikes
her dad’s friendship with Dalia. Lisa grumbles when her parents claim “empty
nest syndrome” and bring in a foster son.
“Modern Family,” 9 p.m., ABC. Three separate dinners bring
surprise results. One has Phil and Claire trying a serious talk with Haley,
another has Cam and Mitchell trying a low-stress night. Also, Jay is upset by
news from Shorty (Chazz Palminteri) and his wife (Jennifer Tilly).
“Ghost Hunters” return, 9 p.m., Syfy. For three horrific
days in 1863, 172,000 Americans collided at Gettysburg; almost a third were
killed or injured. Now the team looks for high-tech signs of ghosts; as usual,
viewers must settle for some odd bleeps and sounds.
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” 10 p.m., CBS. “CSI” people
are stunned that a victim was someone they knew. Kate Danson (the daughter of
series star Ted Danson) returns as lawyer Jill McDermott.
“Workaholics” season-opener, 10 p.m., Comedy Central. Like “Broad
City,” this is a chaotic comedy about people scrambling to get to a rock
concert. The difference is that this is loud, loopy and witless.
“The Fashion Fund,” 10 p.m., Ovation. Solid and sturdy, this
isn’t a reality-style competition. Ten emerging designers are supervised by top
names in fashion; one will emerge as a $300,000 winner.